Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
Located in Boston next to Massachusetts General Hospital, our internationally recognized head and neck cancer program focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of all types and stages of cancers in the throat, larynx (voice box), nose, sinuses, salivary glands, and mouth.
Our head and neck specialists offer the full breadth of surgical techniques and approaches for the removal of head and neck tumors. Under the direction of Derrick T. Lin, MD, FACS, we strive to continue to improve and refine our surgical techniques to make them less invasive and optimize our patients’ quality of life. This includes employing cutting-edge technology such as:
- Image-guided navigation
- Laser surgery
- Medical modeling
- Nerve monitoring
- Robotic surgery
For some patients who undergo head and neck cancer surgery, it is common to need reconstructive surgery. Our surgeons are all fellowship trained in microvascular surgery, an advanced technique in which the surgeons use free tissue transfer to reconstruct the head and neck area. The quality of the reconstruction directly influences a patient’s function, appearance, and quality of life following surgery.Most patients will require some type of follow-up or therapy to help with their recovery. Our office coordinates these services for you as well.
Meet Our Team
Our team is unique in that each of our surgeons have completed advanced training in head and neck oncology and microvascular surgery. Combined with expertise in minimally invasive techniques, robotic surgery, skull-base surgery, voice restoration, and cutaneous malignancies, we are also one of the most experienced and versatile teams in the country.
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Did you know?
Mass. Eye and Ear is one of the largest head and neck oncology centers in New England.
Our team works closely with specialists in radiation and medical oncology, pathology, radiology, oral surgery, speech and language pathology, and other auxiliary healthcare providers.
All of our head and neck surgeons are fellowship trained in microvascular and reconstructive surgery.